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[Science A Go Go] Folding is now a game

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Interesting idea - not only are they using everyone's computer power for protein folding, now they're harnessing the power of peoples' brains!

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Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have turned protein folding into a competitive computer game and are hoping to harness the brainpower of gamers worldwide to make medical breakthroughs.
http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/200...runc_sys.shtml
     
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I think it would be a better idea to Fold in the background while playing a real game.
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Im looking forward to this =D
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I think it would be a better idea to Fold in the background while playing a real game.
Or someone incredibly brilliant and/or creative could play the game and come up with a completely unique and unthought-of way to fold a protein.
     
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What if you mess up...nice job sending shoddy data back for processing....
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But you don't mess up, once all the sidechains are out of the way and the backbone alighned it's right and passes you on... I know, I've played it.
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Is the game actually out or am I bad at searching for it? >_>
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They should make it like Spore, Massive multiplayer or at least online capable So that people wont get bored if it turns out to be a lame game. Something Fun and addictive, even for weak laptops.
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They should make a Live Arcade and PS3 version that also folds in the background. Ideally it should be on Wii, but it would probably take a month just to complete 1 WU.
    
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Originally Posted by Fossil View Post
Is the game actually out or am I bad at searching for it? >_>
http://fold.it/portal/adobe_main Happy folding.
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